Fort Worth Superintendent Concerned Over State Budget

 The head of Fort Worth’s school system sees a threat from Austin over money for education.   Dr. Melody Johnson says there’s talk of an 8-point-8 percent cut in funding to public schools.  She says that would be a disaster for public education.
During her annual State of Education address Johnson touted declining dropout rates in Fort Worth schools, but says they need to meet the challenge of an achievement gap between white and minority students. She says it shows up as early as third grade with a 26 percent gap in math.

  • concerned conservative

    Budgets are always strapped when you have the wrong people running your state. I thought that education was being funded by the Texas Lottery? Weren’t we sold that story when they started gambling in our state? I think that someone needs to make Rick Perry and the state of Texas open up their books and answer why we have nothing to show for the trillions of tax dollars that have been collected from the people of Texas.

  • Dan Russakov

    If we are to have gambling in Texas we need to have all the tax money go to education. We are the 44th state, when it comes to spending money on education. The state government lied to the public when they said all monies received from the lottery would go to education. Governor Perry does not need to think about runniing for a higher office when he can’t be trusted in his present position.

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